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These homemade apple juice gelatin gummies are easy to make, gut-healthy gummies made with only 3 ingredients! They are the perfect snack for kids or adults and are a good source of protein and collagen.

Apple juice gelatin gummies in two bowls.

I have been making these apple juice gummies for months and months now. They are wonderful because they look and taste like yummy gummy candy, but they don’t have any artificial ingredients or refined sugars inside of them.

Once I figured out the ingredient ratios that I liked, I have been making these healthy gummies with different juices on the regular.

If you love apple sweets, try my apple muffins, apple crisp, almond flour apple cake, or apple chocolate bark.

What makes this recipe great

  • Gelatin is good for gut health. It helps repair the lining of the gut.
  • Making gummies with juice and natural sweeteners is a healthier alternative than what you see in stores.
  • You can customize these gummies to your tastes. You can make them more or less sweet or more or less gummy.
  • They are fun to make with kids and are great for babies or toddlers.
  • They are a good source of protein.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make homemade gelatin gummies.
  • Gelatin powder– make sure to use to use a good quality gelatin. I like this beef gelatin.
  • Maple syrup– make sure that you are using pure maple syrup.
  • Apple juice– I like using apple juice that is 100% juice.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey.
  • Instead of apple juice, you can use any other fruit juice. Just know you may need to use more or less natural sweetener based on the fruit juice you use.

Step by step instructions

Gelatin in cold water.
Step 1

Step 1: Mix the gelatin powder into cold water and set aside.

Apple juice heating in pan.
Step 2

Step 2: Mix the apple juice and maple syrup and heat in a pan until it starts to boil.

Gelatin mixed into apple juice.
Step 3

Step 3: Remove the apple juice from heat and then mix in the gelatin.

Apple gelatin mixture in silicone molds.
Step 4

Step 4: Pour the apple juice mixture into silicone gummy molds.

Apple juice gummies on a plate.
Step 5

Step 5: Refrigerate the gummies until they are set, then remove from the molds.

Expert tips

  • Make sure to use a good quality unflavored gelatin. The taste of the gummies are affected by the gelatin you use. I’ve used some that I do not like. I like this beef gelatin.
  • Use droppers to put the mixture into the molds so the gummies are even and easier to make. This silicone gummy molds set comes with droppers.
  • Make sure to bloom the gelatin before putting it into the hot apple juice. That means putting the gelatin powder into cold water so it absorbs the water before being used.
  • You can make these gummies more or less hard in texture based on the amount of gelatin you use.
    • I have tried making these with 4 Tablespoons of gelatin and found them to be too hard for my taste, but that is just me.
    • I have also tried using less gelatin than this recipe requires and the gummies didn’t harden enough.
  • You can make these with other fruit juices to make other flavored gummies. I like using mango juice, and berry juices. You do need to use more or less sweetener with different juices to get the taste you like.

Recipe FAQs


How much gelatin to use for gummies?

Using 3 Tablespoons of gelatin powder for 1 cup of juice works great.

What are the benefits of gelatin gummies?

Since gelatin gummies are made with gelatin, they can be beneficial to bone and joint health. They can also help with the health of your skin and hair. Source.

Gelatin is known for helping to repair the lining of the gut, so eating these gummies could help with that. They can also help you feel full because they are full of protein.

How do you store these gummies?

Put them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 7 days.

Homemade gummy candy made with gelatin in two bowls.

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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Apple Juice Gelatin Gummies

Servings: 6 people
Prep: 15 minutes
1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Apple juice gelatin gummies in two bowls.
These homemade apple juice gelatin gummies are easy to make, gut-healthy gummies made with only 3 ingredients! They are the perfect snack for kids or adults and are a good source of protein and collagen.

Equipment

  • silicone candy molds

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, add 3 Tablespoons of gelatin to 1/3 cup cold water. Mix and set aside.
  • In a pan, add the apple juice and maple syrup and heat over medium heat until it starts to boil. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into the hot apple juice and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the apple gelatin mixture into silicone gummy molds and refrigerate until set.
  • Makes about 200 small gummies.

Notes

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey.
  • Instead of apple juice, you can use any other fruit juice. Just know you may need to use more or less natural sweetener based on the fruit juice you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 0.4IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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2 Comments

  1. The recipe worked! However the gummies were very much the consistency of jell-o. How would you recommend making them more chewy?